__What is Early Algebra__- A new way of thinking about the mathematics children in elementary grades need to know and the kinds of classroom teaching that support this
- Mathematics in which young children identify important patterns, relationships and structure in mathematics
- A way to extend the arithmetic typically taught in elementary grades so that young children see and can reason with its underlying structure and properties
- A way to develop children's ability to identify, describe and analyze how quantities vary in relation to each other
- A context for developing children's critical thinking skills of exploration, inquiry and argumentation
- Part of a K-12 approach to algebra that will help solve "America's Algebra Problem" and, thus, give all students acess to important mathematical ideas